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A client with type 1 diabetes is admitted for treatment of influenza. The client is hypotensive and very weak. Which serum glucose level would suggest that this client is in diabetic ketoacidosis?
1. 85 mg/dL
2. 100 mg/dL
3. 145 mg/dL
4. 260 mg/dL
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The answer is 4
Rationale:
1. DKA occurs when blood glucose rises. A glucose of 85 mg/dL is low normal.
2. DKA occurs when blood glucose rises. A glucose of 100 mg/dL is normal.
3. DKA occurs when blood glucose rises. A glucose of 145 mg/dL is high, but does not generally cause DKA.
4. DKA occurs when blood glucose rises above 250 mg/dL.
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